The Many-Sided Franklin

Paul Leicester FORD (1865 - 1902)

A fast-paced, somewhat racey look into the life, accomplishments and idiosyncrasies of Benjamin Franklin. Acclaimed biographer Paul L. Ford uses Franklin’s letters, papers and journals to step us through Franklin's many adventures, to reveal intimate details of his personal life - relations with siblings, wife, children, friends, business partners; his physique, health, illnesses, schooling, personal habits and goals; his opinions on education, philosophy, religion, friendship, industry; his library; his career as printer and publisher, writer and journalist, politician and diplomat, scientist, humorist, jack of all trades; and his relations at home and abroad with the “fairer sex“. Goes beyond the official Autobiography. A must read for Franklin devotees. - Summary by Michele Fry, Soloist

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1.1 Family Relations Michele Fry
00:25:24
Play 02 1.2 Family Relations Michele Fry
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Play 03 2.1 Physique, Theories and Appetites Michele Fry
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Play 04 2.2 Physique, Theories and Appetites Michele Fry
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Play 05 2.3 Physique, Theories and Appetites Michele Fry
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Play 06 3.1 Education Michele Fry
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Play 07 3.2 Education Michele Fry
00:30:02
Play 08 4.1 Religion Michele Fry
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Play 09 4.2 Religion Michele Fry
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Play 10 4.3 Religion Michele Fry
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Play 11 5.1 Printer and Publisher Michele Fry
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Play 12 5.2 Printer and Publisher Michele Fry
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Play 13 6.1 Writer and Journalist Michele Fry
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Play 14 6.2 Writer and Journalist Michele Fry
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Play 15 6.3 Writer and Journalist Michele Fry
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Play 16 7.1 Relations With The Fair Sex Michele Fry
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Play 17 7.2 Relations With The Fair Sex Michele Fry
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Play 18 7.3 Relations With The Fair Sex Michele Fry
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Play 19 8.1 Jack of all Trades Michele Fry
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Play 20 8.2 Jack of all Trades Michele Fry
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Play 21 8.3 Jack of all Trades Michele Fry
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Play 22 9.1 The Scientist Michele Fry
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Play 23 9.2 The Scientist Michele Fry
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Play 24 10.1 The Humorist Michele Fry
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Play 25 10.2 The Humorist Michele Fry
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Play 26 11.1 Politician and Diplomat Michele Fry
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Play 27 11.2 Politician and Diplomat Michele Fry
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Play 28 11.3 Politician and Diplomat Michele Fry
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Play 29 12.1 Social Life Michele Fry
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Play 30 12.2 Social Life Michele Fry
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Play 31 12.3 Social Life Michele Fry
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